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4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators
The 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators holds value for all participants
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 20:15

Last week, the 4th SA Forum for Child Nurse Educators was held at the UCT Medical School. This forum first took place in 2014 as a way in which child nurse educators in South Africa could get to know each other and understand each other’s approaches. Since then, it has become a time in which these educators can develop their teaching techniques and learn valuable lessons from each other.

Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative wins Prestigious Global Health Impact Award
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 17:15

We are proud to announce UCT’s Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative (CNPDI) Critical Care education team as winners of the 2018 Burdett Nursing Award: Global Health Impact. Run in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital – Africa’s premier training centre – this nomination recognises the team’s outstanding contribution to the development of paediatric nursing across the continent.

Paediatric Fellowship Programme Gets International Air-Time
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 13:30

UCT’s African Paediatric Fellowship Programme (APFP) recently featured on a CNN’s Inside Africa show. Established in 2007 and based in UCT’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, the APFP was created to transfer specialised skills to healthcare professionals across Africa, particularly those in areas where resources for such training are hard to come by. Through the APFP, practitioners gain fundamental training in focused paediatric areas.

Pillars of Practice: The 3rd Biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa Conference 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 14:00

March, 28 - 30 2017 saw the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, in collaboration with the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (Western Cape Government) hold the third biennial Building Children's Nursing for Africa conference. This year the theme was "Pillars of Practice'. 

Mr Hillary Lubuto from Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, visits CNPDI
Continuing Our Partnership with Zambia
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 09:45

Mr Hillary Lubuto, a lecturer at the Lusaka School of Nursing, Zambia, became the most recent member of the team from Lusaka to spend time with the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in Cape Town through a three week educator internship visit in February.

Building Children’s Nursing in Botswana
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:30

Ms Lenah Menyatso, Head of the Department of Child Nursing at the Bamalete Lutheran School of Nursing was joined by lecturer Ms Kelebonye Johane, an alumnus of the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, and Ms Rita Tumotumo from the Ministry of Health in Botswana at UCT for a week of valuable information exchange.

Letitia Amengor (far right) and Faustina Amoako (left) with current Post Graduate Diploma in Child Critical Care Nursing student Lydia Owusa Ansah from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana (centre). 
Building on Relationships in Ghana and Improving Children’s Cancer Care  
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 10:30

Two paediatric nurses from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, spent a month at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital looking at how children with cancer are cared for.

Belinda Chideme
Safeguarding Children: An Interview with Belinda Chideme
Monday, September 5, 2016 - 18:00

Interview with Belinda Chideme August 18th 2016

Registered paediatric nurse and Named Nurse Safeguarding Children and Young People, St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust– Acute Services. London, UK

Visiting clinical lecturer on the Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) programme.

Mr Mmusetsi Mokwatsi
Pioneering for the Northern Cape
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 09:15

The pioneering nurses on our the new Masters in Nursing (Child Nursing) are already on their way to becoming Africa's first Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Read about the work of the programme in The Lancet Global Health
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:30

An article co-authored by Minette Coetzee, Neil H McKerrow, Angela Chimwaza, Natasha North and Stephanie Sieberhagen has been published in the July edition of The Lancet Global Health.

Angela Leonard attends Commonwealth Nursing Conference
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 16:00

Angela Leonard attended the 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference in the UK in March.

Thank you Mrs Roodt
Mrs Sandra Roodt Retires: We Say Goodbye to a Champion for Children's Nursing
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:30

Mrs Sandra Roodt, Head of Nursing at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, retired at the end of May 2016.  Mrs Roodt was appointed as Head of Nursing in 2006. At a celebration tea on May 18th, Mrs Roodt was presented with a certificate in recognition for her advocacy and support for children’s nursing training and practice. 

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